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Food Justice Virtual Panel Discussion


June 29, 2021 7:00-8:30 pm

Virtual Panel Discussion

Food justice is social justice. Join Granby Racial Reconciliation for a virtual panel discussion on our food system, efforts to alleviate food insecurity, and ongoing work to build a more sustainable and just food future.

Our current food system does not feed everyone adequately. Increasing disparities in income and wealth, persistent racial inequality, and wage stagnation mean that more and more people don’t have the means to purchase healthy, whole foods. Food insecurity affects people of color at a much higher rate than whites, and the roots of this disparity lie in discriminatory practices in housing, education, health care, and employment that limit life opportunities.

Food Justice Panelists:

  • Jenn Albertine: Co-director of the Holyoke Food and Equity Collective, and Climate and Land Justice Specialist with the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust

  • Ana Alicia Cruz: Founder and Director of Nourish My Soul, a local youth organization dedicated to improving the food system through community based agriculture, nutrition education, and youth empowerment while advocating for food sovereignty.

  • Mark Fiorentino: Granby resident and lawyer specializing on land use and zoning; Friends of Holcomb Farm member and Fresh Access Program Director

  • Sarah Hill: Community Network Coordinator for Foodshare, Bloomfield CT

  • Kenya Mouning (Panel moderator): Granby resident and co-host of the Radicle Thursdays podcast

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